Definition of diverticulitis in English:

diverticulitis

noun

Medicine
  • [mass noun] Inflammation of a diverticulum, especially in the colon, causing pain and disturbance of bowel function.

    Compare with diverticulosis
    • ‘Indications for colectomy include colon polyps, diverticulitis, and IBD.’
    • ‘Food sensitive colitis should be considered in infants and ischaemic colitis, diverticulitis, and colonic tumours in adults.’
    • ‘Possible causes include inflammatory bowel disease or an infection in the colon known as diverticulitis.’
    • ‘Fortunately, most people with diverticulosis never develop diverticulitis.’
    • ‘A common complication of diverticulitis is peritonitis.’

Pronunciation:

diverticulitis

/ˌdʌɪvətɪkjʊˈlʌɪtɪs/